West Yorkshire Winter League – January 2024

Race 3 hosted by Huddersfield based Stadium runners, was run in the grounds of at Sorthes Hall, a former mental institution. The winter leaguers were blessed with good weather as the seemingly never ending rain has stopped and the big freeze had not yet begun. There was the usual chaotic start with 500+ all heading for the same track into …

Helen TippingWest Yorkshire Winter League – January 2024

Stanbury Splash, 14th January 2024

I love fell races where you can just turn up, pay, run, have fun…leave happy…. A hard overnight frost and clear blue skies made this an ideal winter’s day for 205 runners (and 46 juniors) who took part. It was sponsored by Soreen, so runners got several malt loaf bars when entering (£5) and even more plus chocolates + beer …

Helen TippingStanbury Splash, 14th January 2024

Hit the Trail, Sunday 7th January 2024

The Grand Prix is officially underway, with 25 Toddies on the board already! Glorious sunshine and plenty of mud – some of it frozen – were the order of the day at the popular Hit the Trail over in Stockport. A chance for everyone to run off that Christmas excess and test out their new shoes/shorts/leggings/buff while coaxing their old …

Helen TippingHit the Trail, Sunday 7th January 2024

Todmorden Harriers Santa Run, 20th December

The last Wednesday before Christmas is the legendary Tod Harriers Santa run! After a vocal warm-up with Tod themed Christmas carol “Jungle Run” 64 Santas, Elves and helpers set off at a family friendly pace around Centre Vale park and into the recently re-opened Hare and Hounds to entertain/alarm the punters with “We three toddies”. Onward to Jacks House and …

Helen TippingTodmorden Harriers Santa Run, 20th December
Runners before the race

West Yorkshire Winter League – Bramley

Round two of the West Yorkshire Winter league took place last Sunday at Bramley. After recent flooding in the area a mild and dry day greeted the 13 Toddies in attendance. The course took a lap of a rugby field before heading into the woods for an 8k meander with views of the Leeds- Liverpool canal. One big watersplash ensured …

Helen TippingWest Yorkshire Winter League – Bramley

Saturday 16 December 2023 – Todmorden Harriers Club Handicap Race

On a bright sunny early winter morning on Saturday 16 December 2023, 16 brave and partly hungover Toddies gathered for the not-inaugural-but-not-raced-for-a-while Todmorden Harriers Staggered Start Handicap Race: a 4-mile burst up to Stoodley Pike from the Top Brink.  The course incorporated a good couple of steady uppish miles along the London Road track, a sharp right turn up the …

Helen TippingSaturday 16 December 2023 – Todmorden Harriers Club Handicap Race